International technology Group ANDRITZ will be presenting its innovative nonwovens production and textile solutions at Techtextil 2019 (techtextil.com) in Frankfurt, Germany, from May 14 to 17 (hall 3, booth B15). ANDRITZ supports its customers in every aspect of nonwovens and textile processes and services with its most advanced expertise and complete technology solutions.
NEW TEXCAL RACONIP TT SETS STANDARDS IN TEXTILE CALENDRING
The long tradition of excellent calender technology for the textile industry is now continued with the teXcal Raconip TT calender. The teXcal Raconip TT is aimed primarily at customers who are at home in the large market of technical textiles with highest quality standards. These end products are, for example, sports and work wear, sailcloth, parachute fabrics, or packaging materials.
The teXcal Raconip TT offers the operator a number of features that are useful during operation. For example, user-friendly access to all relevant areas of the calender, excellent data management for the calender process and product quality in real time, and extended maintenance intervals.
Overall, ANDRITZ has focused on versatility and flexibility in development of the new textile calender properties that should make this equipment more competitive. In addition, the calender contains an innovative, defection-controlled roll, the Raconip TT. It offers highest flexibility by providing unrestricted profiling over the entire fabric width by means of hydrostatic pistons. This ensures top quality, such as absolute flatness and spot-on air permeability. The new calender has been developed in cooperation with Rolf Ramisch, a well-known specialist in textile calender technology.
NEW WETLAID MASTERPIECE FOR GLASSFIBER MATERIALS
ANDRITZ will introduce visitors to the processing of glass fibers with wetlaid technology. Nonwoven end products based on glass fibers can be found almost everywhere: in ceiling tiles, cushion vinyl flooring, insulation, wallpaper and surfaces, geotextiles, batteries, roofing materials, as well as other applications. Glass fiber as a basic component is an excellent composite material and offers numerous advantages that lend the resulting products unique properties. And because of its wide range of applications, products made of glass fiber material have a strong, growing market.
The manufacture of products based on glass fibers requires particularly gentle treatment in the stock preparation and laying processes. ANDRITZ meets these requirements perfectly.
At Techtextil, ANDRITZ Wetlaid experts will present details of this new configuration to interested visitors for the first time.
ADVANCED NEEDLELOOM TECHNOLOGY AS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT OF YOUR NEEDLEPUNCH LINE
Another focus of ANDRITZ at Techtextil 2019 is its needlepunch technology, which the company has been supplying successfully for many years to a variety of industries such as geotextiles, roofing materials, filtration, technical felts, carpeting, and many more.
One of ANDRITZ's main areas of needlepunch excellence is the needleloom process, which gives the material the decisive properties for consistently high quality. ANDRITZ needlelooms include pre-needling units as well as standard needlelooms and, above all, specialized needlelooms thath can be fully adapted to the customers’ needs.
Due to the versatile specifications and processing quality of its needleloom systems combined with robustness for a sustainable product life cycle, ANDRITZ would like to present its solutions for further innovative end uses wherever this form of mechanical bonding is required.
With a 3D-print model of the SDV needleloom (Velours needleloom) at the booth in conjunction with Augmented Reality (AR), the visitor can gain a unique insight into the ANDRITZ smart service solutions marketed under the METRIS brand name. This product also includes the new e-catalog for spare parts as well as digitally based technical documentation.
The ANDRITZ team is looking forward to meeting you at Techtextil 2019 and will be pleased to advise you on how to make your production even more flexible, productive and efficient.
About ANDRITZ Group
ANDRITZ (andritz.com) is an international technology group providing plants, systems, equipment, and services for various industries. The company is one of the technology and global market leaders in the hydropower business, the pulp and paper industry, the metal working and steel industries, and in solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial segments. Other important fields of business are animal feed and biomass pelleting, as well as automation, where ANDRITZ offers a wide range of innovative products and services in the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) sector under the brand name of Metris. In addition, the company is active in power generation (steam boiler plants, biomass power plants, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and environmental technology (flue gas and exhaust gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard, as well as recycling plants.
ANDRITZ stands for passion, partnership, perspectives and versatility core values to which the company is committed. The listed Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria. With almost 170 years of experience, 29,000 employees, and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries worldwide, ANDRITZ is a reliable and competent partner and helps its customers to achieve their corporate and sustainability goals.